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      Kris McQuade

      Kris McQuade

      Highest Rated: 100% Two Friends (1986)

      Lowest Rated: 41% December Boys (2007)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

      Kris McQuade was a character actress in her native Australia over her career in film and television. Born in 1952 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, McQuade began her acting career when she was just 17 years old, making her debut in an episode of the short-lived Australian TV series "Bellbird" (1966-1967). She toiled away for years in lowbrow "Ozploitation" films with suggestive titles, including "Come Out Fighting" (1973), "The Sex Therapist" (1973), "Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again!" (1974), "The Firm Man" (1975), and "Dick Down Under" (1975), before earning her big break in the critically acclaimed short film "The Love Letters from Teralba Road" (1977). Wide audiences first took notice of McQuade when she starred as Faye Peterson on the popular daytime soap "Skyways" (7 Network, 1979-1981). McQuade enjoyed a banner year in 1982, when she appeared in the surprise hit dramedy "Lonely Hearts" (1982), as well as the teenage delinquent drama "Fighting Back" (1982), for which she won the AACTA Award, basically Australia's version of the Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress. This lead to a number of roles in films that proved to be big successes both in Australia and abroad, including "Goodbye Paradise" (1983), "The Coca-Cola Kid" (1985), and especially Baz Luhrmann's directorial debut, "Strictly Ballroom" (1992). As the nineties unfolded McQuade found herself working a lot more in television, on programs such as "Boys From The Bush" (BBC, 1991-92), "Blue Heelers" (7 Network, 1994-2006), "Wildside" (ABC, 1997-99), and "Grass Roots" (ABC, 2000-03). In the new millennium, McQuade started appearing in films more often, including "Better Than Sex" (2000), "Ned Kelly" (2003), "Preservation" (2003), "December Boys" (2007), and "Subdivision" (2009), while also putting in time on such TV shows as "Stingers" (9 Network, 1998-2004), "Supernova" (BBC Two, 2005-06), "Wentworth" (SoHo, 2013-), and an arc on the hugely popular soap opera "Home and Away" (7 Network, 1988-). McQuade next appeared seen in the sitcom "Rosehaven" (ABC, 2016-), and alongside Martin Freeman in the post-apocalyptic thriller "Cargo" (2017).

      Highest rated movies

      Two Friends poster
      Two Friends
      Cargo poster
      Better Than Sex poster
      Better Than Sex
      The Coca-Cola Kid poster
      The Coca-Cola Kid
      December Boys poster
      December Boys




      87% 66% Cargo Etta (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Frank Gehry Narrator - 2015
      No Score Yet 0% Subdivision Betty Kelly (Character) - 2009
      41% 52% December Boys Mrs. Skipper McAnsh (Character) $46.5K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farm McCormick (Character) - 2001
      47% 69% Better Than Sex Taxi driver (Character) $94.9K 2000
      No Score Yet 43% Mullet Gwen (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 84% McLeod's Daughters Meg (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy's Holiday Kate Hammond (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Highway Woman (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Resistance Ruth (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dusty Unknown (Character) - 1987
      100% 43% Two Friends Janet (Character) $10.5K 1986
      47% 40% The Coca-Cola Kid Juliana (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Now and Forever Matilda Spencer (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Back Mrs. Goodwood (Character) - 1982


      No Score Yet 96% Wentworth Prison Jacs Holt (Character) 2013 2017 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 100% Rosehaven Barbara McCallum (Character) 2019